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Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously
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MotionPhone released for iPad and iPhone « Snibbe App Store MotionPhone App Enables a new Form of Visual Communication San Francisco, April 19, 2012 MotionPhone, a new app for the iPhone and iPad, enables a unique form of visual communication, allowing people to create animations together on iPads and iPhones. The app, created by Scott Snibbe Studio, is the company’s first release since producing Björk’s groundbreaking Biophilia App Album last year, and is a similarly innovative combination of interactive visuals with music. In MotionPhone, fingers’ movements become colorful dancing abstract shapes whose personality comes directly from the way one moves. “Each person moves differently and naturally creates their own original style of animation.” said Scott Snibbe, the app’s creator, “Each of our movements are as original and recognizable as our face or the way we walk, and with MotionPhone, it’s the first time we get to see these traces of movement.” As its name suggests, MotionPhone is more than an animation program. Screenshots and icon:

How You Make Judgments: The Elephant and its Rider Part of the sequence: Rationality and Philosophy Whether you're doing science or philosophy, flirting or playing music, the first and most important tool you are using is your mind. To use your tool well, it will help to know how it works. Today we explore how your mind makes judgments. From Plato to Freud, many have remarked that humans seem to have more than one mind.1 Today, detailed 'dual-process' models are being tested by psychologists and neuroscientists: Since the 1970s dual-process theories have been developed [to explain] various aspects of human psychology... Dual-process theories for reasoning,3 learning and memory,4 decision-making,5 belief,6 and social cognition7 are now widely accepted to be correct to some degree,8 with researchers currently working out the details.9 Dual-process theories even seem to be appropriate for some nonhuman primates.10 We won't try to untangle these mysteries here. Attribute substitution Next: what is attribute substitution? Conclusion Notes

Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only £3,000 Simon Dale is a family man in Wales, the western part of Great Britain. His interest in self-sustainability and an ecological awareness led him to dig out and build his own home—one of the loveliest, warmest, most inviting dwellings you could ever imagine. And it cost him only £3,000, about $4,700 American dollars! Can you imagine a more charming entrance than this? Simon gives two reasons for building the home. The first elegant one, from his website, is: It’s fun. His second reason is a plea for sustainability, in which he states that “our supplies are dwindling and our planet is in ecological catastrophe”. Simon is also a photographer, and as you can see throughout this article, a talented one. The tools are fairly simple. The home is constructed from wood, stone, straw, and has a sod roof. Most amazingly, the home didn’t require years of training or experience. He was fortunate in obtaining the land for his home.

yago's web 6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it. And it's only going to get worse -- with the election coming up and the weather getting warmer, this whole "Occupy" movement is probably going to come back strong. The 1 percent will feel even more besieged than before. "What the hell?" #6. "The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 ... and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over ..." -- Congressman John Fleming Pictured here with his poverty. "It is hard to ask more of households making $250,000 or $300,000 a year. -- Senator Chuck Schumer What They Think They're Saying: "Come on, we're all in this together! What We Hear: "When my family's Aruba vacation went over budget, that was exactly like you being unable to afford medication for your child's excruciating chronic illness!" Getty"Look at how tiny my yacht is!" Getty"This stuff? #5. -- Wayne Allyn Root #4.

Cashmere Strawberry Hat - Handmade Knitted Baby Hats from CobWebKnits Click for hat sizes, based on typical head sizes for that age but intended only as a guide. We advise you measure your child’s head & if in doubt order a larger size as the child will grow into it. Photographs ©Jackie Webster ©Christina Lauder Portraits ©Alan Wright Photography ©TP Photography There was an error generating the navbar:WpNavBar is not defined Save when you buy the set (hat and bodysuit). Click on the bodysuit image to see full-size. The CobWebs Company 17 the Close Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 7HA 0560 163 2530 www.cobwebknits.co.uk enquiries@cobwebknits.co.uk To buy an item, click on the size required and then Add to Cart Strawberries and cream herald the arrival of summer.

Painting Hundertwasser painted wherever he was, at home, in nature and on the road, in cafés and restaurants, on the train or on aeroplanes, in hotels or at the homes of friends or acquaintances he was visiting. He had no studio and did not paint at an easel, but instead spread the canvas or sheet of paper flat in front of him. When he was on the road it could happen that he folded the paper, painting only on the visible part of his work. He either took his paintings on trips, or he left them at his places of residence and continued to paint them as soon as he returned. Hundertwasser made many of his paints himself. He painted with watercolours, in oil and with egg tempera, with shiny lacquers and ground earth. He experimented with many techniques and invented new ones. He painted on found materials, for example on pieces of plywood, which he fitted together, as shown in work 904 Pellestrina Wood, or on a switchboard, as in 816 Switch Board.

Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. 2. Average bosses consider their company to be a machine with employees as cogs. Extraordinary bosses see their company as a collection of individual hopes and dreams, all connected to a higher purpose. 3. Average bosses want employees to do exactly what they're told. Extraordinary bosses set a general direction and then commit themselves to obtaining the resources that their employees need to get the job done. 4. Extraordinary bosses treat every employee as if he or she were the most important person in the firm. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Five Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants By eartheasy.com As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. 1. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents. Citronella is a perennial ‘clumping’ grass which grows to a height of 5 – 6 feet. Gardening centers usually sell citronella as small plants in pots, ready to transplant to a larger pot or into raised garden beds on the ground. When purchasing citronella, look for the true varieties, Cybopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus. 2. Also known as Beebalm, Horsemint is an adaptable perennial plant which repels mosquitoes much the same as citronella. 3. 4. 5.

Jeremy Geddes Bayer Foundations - Bayer Scholarships Biology and molecular biology Biotechnology, bioengineering and bioinformatics Chemistry and biochemistry Pharmaceutics and drug discovery Bayer supports study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses, as well as theses and doctoral studies (the program does not include post-doctoral scholarships). The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore scholarships are granted exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany. Applicants should be able to show good to very good final school marks as well as a particularly good intermediate diploma or an above-average bachelor’s exam. Furthermore, a broad horizon and a high level of motivation and personal commitment are expected of all applicants – be it in a social, political or cultural field. The current application timeline of for scholarships for students and trainees is over.

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